Dec 05, 2020
To Love and to Cherish
Posted by Kelly Irvin

In author Kelly Irvin s first installment in the Bliss Creek Amish series, readers will find a charming, romantic story of how God works even in the darkest moments It s been four years since Carl left Four years since he left the safety of the small Amish community for the Englisch world And in four years, Emma s heart has only begun to heal Now, with the unexpected dIn author Kelly Irvin s first installment in the Bliss Creek Amish series, readers will find a charming, romantic story of how God works even in the darkest moments It s been four years since Carl left Four years since he left the safety of the small Amish community for the Englisch world And in four years, Emma s heart has only begun to heal Now, with the unexpected death of her parents, Emma is plunged back into a world of despair and confusion It s a confusion only compounded by Carl s return She s supposed to be in love with him so why can t she keep her mind off Thomas, the strong, quiet widower who always seems to be underfoot Could the man she only knew as a friend be the one to help her to heal In a world that seems to be changing no matter how tightly she clings to the past, this one woman must see beyond her pain and open her heart to trust once again.

  • Title: To Love and to Cherish
  • Author: Kelly Irvin
  • ISBN: 9780736943710
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Paperback
  • To Love and to Cherish In author Kelly Irvin s first installment in the Bliss Creek Amish series readers will find a charming romantic story of how God works even in the darkest moments It s been four years since Carl lef

    Susan

    This was the first book I ve read by this author and I loved it I m looking forward to the rest in the series The story of Emma and her family struggling with the sudden loss of their parents was insightful and poignant The story of whom Emma would choose to love and to cherish was moving.


    Brenda

    Emma s heart was broken four years ago when her beau Carl decided that he needed to try living in the Amish world As a school teacher she believes that her pupils may be the closest she will ever come to having her own children When an unexpected accident takes the lives of her mother and father she learns that an old family friend Thomas has feelings for her and actually talked to her father, but her father thought their age difference was to far apart Thomas is a quiet widower with two small c [...]


    Cindy

    Wow I have never read a book that has so much happening in it Buggy accident, tornado, barn raising, rebellious son coming home, and leaving,a nervous breakdown, a missing child in a snowstorm and that is not even a drop in the bucket This book has lots of action An Amish Action Adventure book, truly at time it was a bit overwhelming however, Kelly Irvin does an awesome job of keeping everything straight and tying the story together This was a great story of learning that just as everyone does, [...]


    Kym McNabney

    LOVE S JOURNEY HOME by KELLY IRVIN, is a contemporary Amish romance MS IRVIN has done a fine job in telling a story about disappointment, hardships, everyday struggles, and second chances Her characters deal with raising children after the death of a spouse, and all that entails Gabriel Gless, along with his passel of children, move to Bliss Creek in hopes of escaping the worldly influences of Indiana Helen Crouch is doing just fine, taking care of her kids and getting by Gabriel and Helen have [...]


    Melissa mckim

    it was a sad beginning ended with a good one I don t like to give spoilers so I don t like to give out details it s a very good read I couldn t put it down I always said if the book is well written its always to short.is was very good off to Book 2 A heart made new.


    Dianne

    At times I found this book a little slow, but overall I enjoyed it a great deal My only wish was the ending had been a little longer and we saw into their future happiness Maybe if I am lucky book two will give me what I wanted to see at the end of book one


    Linda Heidelberg

    Very GoodI really enjoyed reading it was a very interesting read I really enjoyed all the characters I thought the ending was a little sudden it left you in a cliffhanger but overall I thought it was a very good read.


    Cheri Swalwell

    I had the privilege of reading To Love and To Cherish, the first book in The Bliss Creek Amish series by Kelly Irvin What a great introduction to the Schirack family When I read an author new to me for the first time, I usually will look to see if there are books by him or her I was pleasantly surprised to see that this was not the first book that Kelly Irvin had written She not only writes Amish fiction, but has two books in the Romantic Suspense genre Those books are A Deadly Wilderness and N [...]


    Abbie

    Emma s life is changed forever that day as she was walking with her younger sisters to the produce stand Her parents where killed in a buggy accident Her brother forgave the driver at the scene but Emma could not in her heart say it as well Now her older brother Luke is the head of the family and he and his wife Leah who Emma does not get along with the best move into the family home so they can keep the farm running To top it off they are worried about there younger brother who does not want to [...]


    Patty Hearts Dave

    The story begins with Emma Shirack s mother and father s buggy being hit by the truck of a neighbor, Mr Cramer Her sister, Katherine, and brother, Luke, witnessed them being thrown from the buggy and dying right before their eyes Life suddenly changed for the Shirack children They didn t want to lose their farm and there were younger children that needed care Emma s older brother, Luke, and his family sold their house and moved in with his seven siblings.Emma s heart was already broken and not q [...]


    Courtney

    There is nothing like starting off a book with a massive tragedy Wow Right from the start we are sucked in to the story of Emma and her family be warned the tears might start flowing Emma loses her parents in a terrible accident and is suddenly found in a difficult spot Her older brother Luke moves in with his wife Leah and helps Emma with the responsibility of caring for her younger siblings and the farm There are lots of issues when you mix the two families together and it is bumpy road they t [...]


    MaryO'Brien

    I received this book from Harvest House Publishers through NetGalley I am not required to give a positive review, just an honest one This is the first book in the Bliss Creek Amish Series Emma s life has been turned upside down It all started four years ago when the man she loved left the Amish community for the English life Finally, four years later her heart has begun its healing process That is until the unexpected death of her parents occurs Now her heart is broken yet again.Thomas, a widowe [...]


    Tamara Tilley

    TO LOVE AND TO CHERISH was better than I expected I am not a fan of Amish themed books, but since I received the book in exchange for a review, I didn t want to shirk my responsibilities Emma Shirack feels abandoned once again Four years earlier Carl, the man she would marry, left her for the Englisch world Now, the tragic death of her parents leaves her feeling forsaken Without children of her own, the maternal feeling she has for her brothers and sisters because even real Though she desires n [...]


    Laura

    Title TO LOVE AND TO CHERISHAuthor Kelly IrvinPublisher Harvest House PublishersFebruary 2012ISBN 978 0 7369 4371 9Genre AmishEmma Shirack has not yet healed from her boyfriend, Carl, leaving the Amish But now her life is thrown into turmoil In less than a month s time, her parents are killed in a tragic accident, her brother and his wife sell their home and move in, a tornado takes down the barn and Carl returns from the world But things have changed Emma has become bitter and unforgiving Her b [...]


    Maureen Timerman

    This book begins with a heartbreaking tragedy, where family members watch in horror as a truck slams into their parents buggy Emma had just been thinking that she wished the twin sisters in her buggy were hers, and now they are all parentless.Their older brother Luke assumes responsibility for the family He has to sell his house and they all move in together, including his wife Leah and their two sons There are three older girls in the family, including Emma Would be hard to imagine who would no [...]


    Theresa

    This emotionally charged novel starts out with the unexpected and tragic death of Emma Shirack s parents This tragedy tests the family over and over and topped with a few other incidents, creates a compelling and heart tugging story The Amish way is to forgive, but Emma and other members of her family struggle throughout the story with forgiveness It is in this one act that they will heal and give them a freedom that they need, but forgiveness is not easily done.I found this whole story mesmeriz [...]


    Laura

    This is my second Amish romance and I think I ve realized what I like about them Honestly, there is so little traditional romance that they really read like general fiction The romance winds up becoming a secondary plot and the soul searching of the female protagonist and in this book the male protagonist as well is the primary focus The two books I chose in this genre wound up being nice bookends The Shunning had a protagonist who wasn t sure that she belonged in the Plain world The protagonis [...]


    D.J.

    What an amazing story When Emma Shirack s parents are killed in an accident, she fears nothing will ever be the same Her older brother moves back home to care for his brothers and sisters, but Emma just wants a family of her own Thomas would love to be than Emma s friend but after being gone for 4 years, Carl, the boy Emma has always loved, moves back to Bliss Creek and begs Emma to give him another chance Should she Will he stay this time What is he hiding This series promises great character [...]


    Jenn M

    Enjoyed the story line and the characters in this book very much Sometimes literature touted as Christian can be overwhelmingly sweet, almost saccharine , or at least the resolution of the problems and the problems themselves, seem tame or too easily tied up with a bow within the page limit Irvin, however, allowed problems to be much problematic and not easily resolved There was angst, anger, misunderstandings, sorrow, and characters dealing with heavy issues life outside the Amish community, f [...]


    Faye

    My heart went out to Emma on the very first page Such heartache and pain But after that I had a hard time with all the relatives and trying to figure out who was related to who, and which of the young people mentioned were her siblings and which ones where her nieces and nephews I spent most of my time scratching my head and trying to figure out which kids belonged with which family And by the time I had that figured out I was at a bit of a disconnect with the story Remembering who was who, was [...]


    Sherri Meinke

    This was a great book There was a lot of tragedy in it though right from the beginning I enjoyed all the different characters from Thomas to Luke to Leah to Josiah.I only read Amish fiction or inspirational fiction and I would read this book than once as it was very good I like how Emma had a choice to make over Carl or Thomas and when the truth came out about Carle realized she had put her life on hold for 4 years waiting on a dream that would never be I want from this author


    Ginger Solomon

    Kelly Irvin transports us to Amish country to take a peek into the lives of one family whose world is rocked by tragedy We see Emma as she struggles to do what s right, and discovers that she has feelings for two men We see her discover just who she is and who she is meant to be I enjoyed To Love and to Cherish What I learned sometimes what seems obvious and natural is not always the best way and love is expressed in many different forms I received this book free for review The above is my hones [...]


    Lisa Nelson

    To Love and to Cherishby Kelly IrvinThis book deals with forgiveness as well as other emotions When we don t forgive others it eats at our happiness.Only God can help us forgive what seems impossible to forgive There are lessons to be learned by reading this book.Even though the book is complete, I am glad it is the first of a series This is the first book I have read by this author, and I hope it is not the last


    Debbie West

    Family is forced to move in together when the parents are suddenly killed Lots of conflict both in the house and between Emma and her old boyfriend that left the faith but returned 4 yrs later just as her and Thomas were getting closer.


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    Tonya

    Nice story But it ended very abruptly Also, the picture on the front is not of an Amish person She is a pilgrim.


    Karen Carmody

    I absolutely loved the book So much like the other Amish books that I enjoy Very inspiring.


    Louise E.

    Good story I thought it was a little drawn out But, the book held my interest.


    Sue Klasing

    Good Amish story, interesting characters.


    Em Horning

    Good read



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